I don't know why but birthdays are a big deal to me. It's become a tradition that we let the kids choose what they want to do for their birthday. Jackie chose to eat at home and bake her own cake since her birthday fell on a Tuesday. For her outing she wanted to wait until the Saturday after and go to a restaurant nearby that has a trampoline for ice cream and to jump. Really easy to please!
With my giving directions, Jackie poured the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water into the saucepan and mixed away! Then she poured it into the pan for baking and put it in the oven which I had already had preheating...... She also felt like a big girl opening the oven door and checking to see if the cake was done.
Did I tell you how easy to please Jackie is? When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, the only thing she wanted was sunglasses. Sunglasses! I wasn't real sure how I was going to get child sized sunglasses but ended up visiting a friend the day before and she had a pair! An added bonus is that each of my friend's children sent a birthday card home with me for Jackie!